Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9951–9963, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9951-2016

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9951–9963, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9951-2016

Research article 08 Aug 2016

Research article | 08 Aug 2016

Planetary boundary layer height from CALIOP compared to radiosonde over China

Wanchun Zhang et al.

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The PBL height retrieval from CALIOP aboard CALIPSO can significantly complement the traditional ground-based methods, which is only for one site. Our study, to our current knowledge, is the first intercomparison study of PBLH on a large scale using long-term radiosonde observations in China. Three matchup schemes were proposed based on the position of radiosondes relative to CALIPSO ground tracks in China. Results indicate that CALIOP is promising for reliable PBLH retrievals.
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